Construction Bachelor of Science
Major Code: CONST-BS
Seminole State College's Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Construction leads to professional licensure as a general contractor (Certified GC and/or Building Contractor) and jobs in high-demand fields. Seminole State prepares the student to manage projects from conception to completion. Building construction principles taught in the classroom are enhanced through real-world applications.
Why Seminole State?
Successful construction managers have excellent leadership skills and are able to plan and conduct operations for construction projects from design to occupancy. Typically, they work on major projects with design and construction professionals, optimizing the use of manpower and materials, solving problems and thinking creatively. Construction managers use clear communication, teamwork and organization skills. Construction managers, often called general contractors or project managers, coordinate and supervise a wide variety of projects, including the building of all types of public, residential, commercial and industrial structures. Although most managers oversee construction projects from start to finish, some consult with developers and builders on construction related issues.
Employment of construction managers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics). Construction managers will be needed as overall construction activity expands. Population and business growth will result in the construction of many new residences, office buildings, retail outlets, hospitals, schools, restaurants and other structures over the coming decade.
Visit Smart-College-Choices.com to access employment numbers and the estimated average, annual full-time wage for graduates of this program.
Applicants seeking admission to Seminole State College's bachelor's degree programs must comply with the College's General Admissions procedures. In addition, students must meet the following program-specific requirements listed below prior to being accepted into upper-division coursework:
All other degrees will be evaluated by the faculty committee on a case-by-case basis.
Choose 9 credits from 1 of the following Construction Specializations:
Commercial Construction Management Specialization
Project Management Specialization
Site Planning and Residential Development Specialization
Communications General Education courses
History General Education course
Humanities General Education courses
Mathematics General Education courses
Social Science General Education courses
Students must meet General Education requirements. Students awarded an Associate in Arts or Baccalaureate degree or who have official transcripts documenting "General Education Requirements Met" from a Florida College System or Florida State University System degree-granting institution shall be considered to have satisfied Seminole State's General Education requirements. Please refer to this catalog's General Education section for specific requirements.
Honors in the Major is an indication that the student pursues academic excellence and exhibits leadership qualities. The Honors in the Major Program is designed to encourage the best juniors and seniors to do classwork and projects that expose them to the latest in technology and methodology. Refer to the Honors in the Major section of this catalog for details.
Students enrolled in Seminole State College’s baccalaureate degree programs must demonstrate foreign language proficiency. Students who have previously received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from this requirement. Additionally, per Florida Statute 1007.25, “Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 and thereafter, coursework for an associate in arts degree shall include demonstration of competency in a foreign language.”
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.
Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.